Minister’s Column

A Charge to Love and Grow. Together

At the end of October in Auburn, Maine, I will participate in the ordination of Charlotte Lehman, the final member of my seminary class to be ordained. We started at Meadville Lombard Theological School together in 2009 and graduated together in 2012. Some of our original cohort dropped out of the process along the way. … Continued

Entertaining Angels

Children have been back in school here for a few weeks. It is the Labor Day weekend. A busy fall lies ahead. We’ve had a few days of heavy rain and cool weather that made it seem like fall was close. I turned to Walter, as we looked out at the Blue Ridge, and asked, … Continued

Catching My Breath

As I write this column I am still catching my breath after spending a week in New Orleans for Ministry Days (MD), the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA), and General Assembly (GA), the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA). At the beginning of the week in the … Continued

Summertime? We’re here!

It’s that time of year when Unitarian Universalist congregations are winding down, getting ready to do things on a different schedule or scale. Time was when many Unitarian churches completely shut down for a couple of months each summer. It made a certain sense if you were upper middle class, lived in Massachusetts, and assumed … Continued